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Monday, October 17, 2011
COLLEGE: Hoffman carries UCLA

By Scott French

Chandler Hoffman scored twice in the final 21 minutes and ninth-ranked UCLA toppled No. 24 San Diego State, 2-0, Sunday at Drake Stadium to claim its eighth straight victory against Pacific 12 Conference men's soccer competition.


Hoffman scored in the 70th and 83rd minutes, his 10th and team-best 11th goals of the season, as the Bruins (10-3-1) improved to 5-0 in Pac-12 play with a six-point lead on San Diego State (8-3-2)  and Washington (8-3-2), which are 3-2 in conference.

Hoffman, who ended a four-game goal drought, tallied from Kelyn Rowe's long ball to break the scoreless draw, then added the second from a feed by Victor Muņoz, firing home after his first attempt was blocked. Hoffman has 17 goals in his last 20 games for UCLA.

In other men's action:

WOMEN: UCI takes command of Big West

Lexi Kopf and Natalia Ledezma netted goals and UC Irvine opened a three-point lead in the Big West Conference with a 2-0 triumph over No. 22 Long Beach State at Anteater Stadium.

Ledezma (La Mirada/La Mirada HS), a UCLA transfer, set up Kopf in the 37th minute and doubled the lead in the 71st to send UCI (11-3-2) to its fourth straight victory. The Anteaters are 4-1-1 in the Big West. Cal State Northridge and UC Davis are 3-1-1.

Long Beach State (10-5-1), which was upset Friday at Northridge, fell to 3-2 in conference play.

UCI, which won the conference's regular-season title last year, held an 18-8 advantage in shots, 11-2 in the first half.

In other women's action:

THE SCORES

Sunday
Cal Poly Pomona 0, Chico State 1 (Celosmanovic 92), OT
Cal State San Bernardino 1 (Faggioni 12), Cal State L.A. 1 (Rivas 88), OT
Loyola Marymount 2 (Sears 56, Jozkowicz 76), San Francisco 1 (Kirkland 78)
Marymount 2, Cal State San Marcos 4
UC San Diego 2 (Wolfrom pen. 81, Arsht 82), Cal State Dominguez Hills 3 (Vasquez 11, Rover 19, Vasquez 33)
UCLA 2 (Hoffman 70, 84), San Diego State 0

Saturday
La Sierra 4, Bethesda Christian 3, OT

Sunday
Cal Poly Pomona 1 (Carriaga 7), Chico State 2 (Berger 89, Webster 94), OT
Cal State Fullerton 1 (McCants 8), Cal State Bakersfield 0
Cal State San Bernardino 2 (Mardon 34, Carmona 79), Cal State L.A. 0
Loyola Marymount 0, Pepperdine 2 (Garcia 24, Guajardo 66)
Marymount 0, Cal State San Marcos 5
UC Irvine 2 (Kopf 37, Ledezma 71), Long Beach State 0
UC San Diego 1 (Capobianco 89), Cal State Dominguez Hills 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 (Ortega 51, Mead 80), UC Riverside 0
UC Santa Cruz 0, Cal Lutheran 2 (Vaughn 1, Jones 45)

Home teams listed first